[SOLVED] MiniDLNA issues

  • OK, I'm about to pull my hair out here! :o


    I have openmediavault 0.3 running fine and serving files to my blu-ray player, but I am having a devil of a time getting openmediavault 0.4.28 and the latest MiniDLNA to work as my previous install does.


    The problem is that the Oppo blu-ray player does not see the complete folder structure, but only 1/2 of the folders. And even in the folders that the player does see, it does not see all sub folders either.


    I have an Proliant N40L and I have tried multiple installs of the latest openmediavault version, and even trying the base 0.4 install of openmediavault without any updates other than installing the plugins. I have tried different instructions that I have read in these forums on installing the MiniDLNA, but the results do not change. The player only sees 1/2 of the folders.


    I would greatly appreciate any assistance.

  • I would guess that the newer version of minidlna is crashing when it gets to a file it doesn't like. I've seen that many times before. Look at the files around where it stops. Do you have a bluray rip or some other file (usually very large) that it doesn't like?


    If that doesn't work, you can try replacing the executable with an older statically compiled version (1.0.24 instead of 1.0.25) from the author's page. This has helped other people.


    As root:

    Code
    /etc/init.d/minidlna stop
    rm /var/cache/minidlna/files.db
    rm /tmp/minidlna/files.db
    cd
    wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/minidlna/minidlna/1.0.24/minidlna_1.0.24_static.tar.gz
    tar xvzf minidlna_1.0.24_static.tar.gz
    cp /usr/sbin/minidlna /usr/sbin/minidlna.old
    cp ~/usr/sbin/minidlna /usr/sbin/
    /etc/init.d/minidlna start

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  • Thank you VERY much for that information!


    The next question is how can I verify that the MiniDLNA 1.0.24 pluging is installed correctly after those commands? I've sort of searched how to do that and can't seem to locate the info. Sorry, I'm definitely a Debian newb here.

  • The 1.0.24 plugin won't be installed. Just the 1.0.24 executable from the author. If there is a minidlna update, you would have to do these steps again. You can verify the version by: minidlna -V

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